Sharp Bookshelf

Sharp SD-CX9

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Sharp SD-CX9CD/MDLP bookshelf system
Intro: 7/2003
Est: ¥45,000
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In: line, optical. Out: speakers, headphonesMain unit: 110w x 272h x 262d mm, 4.5kg

Features:

  • One bit digital amp (5.6MHz sampling, double Sharp's previous machine's rate).
  • 4X CD->MD dubbing.
  • 10 key cell-phone like title entry.
  • Unit may be operated horizontally or vertically.
  • Digital recording level control (-4dB~+8dB in 2dB steps).
  • World band FM tuing.
  • Timer functions: daily-timer, once-timer, sleep-timer.

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Specs: Amp: 20W+20W, Delta-sigma ADC

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Sharp MD-E9000

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Sharp MD-E9000CD/MDLP bookshelf system
Intro: 6
Street €388
Availability:
In: line. Out: headphones, speakers

Features:

  • MDLP support
  • 2x CD->MD dubbing
  • CD-synchro function
  • Extended edit function (?)
  • Play modes: program/repeat shuffle
  • Timer: clock/timer/sleep
  • Remote control
  • 5-mode pre-programmed equalizer

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Sharp MD-MX20/MX30

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MD-MX20
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MD-MX30
Sharp MD-MX20
Sharp MD-MX30
MD bookshelf system
Intro: 2/2001

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IN: aux
OUT: headphones
main unit: 215 x 344 x 162 mm, 4.4kg
speaker: 160 x 233.5 x 280 mm, 2kg

Features: CD/MD/Tuner. 40-station FM preset memory, 2X CD-to-MD dubbing speed, surround sound emulation mode.

Links: Sharp's official English page for the MD-MX20 and page for the MD-MX30 (also see technical specs).

Specs: 10W x 2 for the MD-MX30, 6W x 2 for the MD-MX20. Units have different variations for different areas of the world: MD-MX20 for North America/Mexico, MD-MX20H for Europe, MD-MX20W for Asia/Oceania/Middle East/Africa.

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User Manuals: MD-MX20, quick guide, MD-MX30, quick guide

Sharp SD-FX1

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Sharp SD-FX1MD/CD/AM/FM mini system
Intro: 11/2000
MSRP: ¥55,000
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IN: aux (RCA)
OUT: headphone
442(W) X 284(H) X 182(D) mm, 6.1kg

Features: MD/CD/AM/FM, MDLP, 2X CD->MD dubbing, 4-mode multicolor display, 1-bit amplifier samples signals at 2.8 million times per second (64 times that of CD sampling).

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Specs: 10W (5W+5W) output, 8 cm woofer, 4 cm tweeter, world-band FM radio (76-108MHz), 100VAC.

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User Manual: SD-FX1

Sharp SD-NX10

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Sharp SD-NX10MD mini system
Intro: 11/2000
MSRP: ¥110,000, US$1800
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IN: analog, optical
OUT: analog, headphones
unit: 160(W) X 210(H) X 136(D ) mm, 3.5kg
speaker: 187(W) X 423(H) X 200(D) mm, 3.7kg

Features: CD/MD/Tuner. MDLP, 2X CD-to-MD dubbing speed (SP mode only), amplifier and transformer sections are housed separately, 4-mode multicolor display, 1-bit amplifier samples signals at 2.8 million times per second (64 times that of CD sampling), timer/clock, X-BASS boost.

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Specs: 50W (25W+25W) output, 3cm tweeters and 10cm woofers, 6 ohms, world-band FM radio (76-108MHz), 100VAC.

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User Manual: SD-NX10

Sharp SD-CX1

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SD-CX1H
Sharp SD-CX1MD mini system
Intro: 11/2000
MSRP: ¥70,000
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IN: line
OUT: speaker, headphones
main unit: 330(W) X 208(H) X 187(D) mm, 5kg
speaker: 170(W) X 300(H) X 186(D) mm, 2kg

Features: CD/MD/Tuner. MDLP compatible, 2.8 MHz (64fs) ultra high speed sampling, large fluorescent display with 4-mode, 7-color illumination, energy-saving mode, motorized CD slot mechanism, 2X CD-to-MD dubbing speed (SP mode only), 20-station radio presets, X-BASS boost, clock/timer/sleep functions. Available in green and blue.

Variants: SD-CX1H unit released 5/2001 in UK includes RDS (Radio Data System) with EON function.

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Specs: 40W (20W+20W) output, 12 cm woofer, 2 cm tweeter, 6 ohms, world-band FM radio (76-108MHz), 100VAC.

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User Manual: SD-CX1

Sharp MD-X7

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Sharp MD-X7Double MD bookshelf system
Intro: 11/1998
MSRP ¥95,000
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IN: line, optical. OUT: line, headphone, speaker250 x 340 x 317mm, 9kg

Features: 3CD/2MD/Cassette/AM/FM (world band) Bookshelf system. One MD drive is play only, the other rec/play. MDs audio can be copied (analog link) from one disc to another, track names are copied siimultaneously. "All disc play" mode will play all 5 discs (2 MDs and 3 CDs). Synchro start recording (digital and analog). Timer recording and sleep/wakeup playback.

Links: Sharp's Japanese announcement and page for the unit.

Specs: Amp: 50+50w (EIAJ).

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User Manual: MD-X7

Sharp MD-X5

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Sharp MD-X5Bookshelf CD/MD/AM/FM system
Intro: 7/1997
MSRP ¥65,000
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IN: optical, coax, line, phono (mm), mic. OUT: line, headphones, speakers150x241x307mm 4.2kg

Features: Jog Control for MD/CD Track Access and Titling. Sound synchro recording. Sampling rate converter. World band FM tuner (with RDS EON). SRS 3-D surround sound. Remote. Amp: 12.5W+12.5W (EIAJ) MD to MD [analog] dubbing from Sharp portables (SS70 or ST60, etc.), allows audio and titles to be copied at the same time (requires special MD-to-MD cable, for SS70/ST70: AD-M4AC, for SS301/302: AD-M5AC). Standard PC keyboard plug-in connection, for easy Mindisc titling using a PS/2-type computer keyboard (see page 28 of the manual). Can record music available on the Internet using an optional PCMCIA digital sound card available from Sharp (Part# AD-AJ2).

Notes: Contrary to Sharp's Japanese Product announcement, the unit (or US version at least) does not provide microphone input or "Mic Mixing" that lets users combine microphone audio input with a CD and record it onto an MD.

Links: Sharp's English page for the unit. Sharp Japan press release in English. Michael Goolsby's MD Page has a review of the Sharp MD-X5 bookshelf system.

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User Manual: MD-X5

Sharp MD-X8PC

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Sharp MD-X8PCAudio System w/PC interface
Intro: 7/1997
MSRP ¥112,000
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OUT: Speakers (6 ohm), Headphone x 1 (16 to 50 ohm, 32 ohm recommended), line x 1 (RCA). IN: line x 2 (3.5mm stereo mini-jack and RCA), MD- > MD EDIT jack, mic (stereo mini-jack), digital in: optical x 1, coaxial x 1240wx290hx317d mm (9.4"x11.4"x12.5"), 8.2kg (18lbs)

Features: Unit comes equipped with PCMCIA interface allowing audio (in .wav file or midi format) to be downloaded from a PC running the Japanese version of Windows 95. PC application displays ``MD control panel'' providing titling and control functions (editing, recording, playback of MDs). 3CD changer with independent trays allows 2 discs to be changed while one is on play. MD to MD [analog] dubbing from SS70 or ST60, etc., allows audio and titles to be copied at the same time. Standard PC keyboard plug-in connection, for easy Mindisc titling using a PS/2-type computer keyboard. Mic mixer lets users combine mic audio input with CD and record to MD. FM Wide-band tuner (76.0 to 108.0 MHz). Sampling rate converter. Stereo/Mono recording. Large 21 X 5 character LCD with function that switches the display to a large font (in this mode it shows the current song playing, rather than the current song and the two next up). ``Joy Commander'' remote control unit. SRS 3D Surround sound. MD-X8 (non PC) version available that does not include PCMCIA card.

PCMCIA Card: The PCMCIA card functions as a wave table synthesis card. The sound data is output as 16 bit samples at 44.1khz via a special (PS2 type) connector which plugs into the MDX8H/MDX5H MD units. If the input is a MIDI file the wave table synthesis converts it to 16 bit 44.1khz sampled audio data. If the data is in a recognised audio format ie. 16 bit 44.1khz then it is passed straight through. The data is in the same format is as if you were making a digital copy (optical or RF) from another CD or MD player. The card also provides a 2 way serial data communication for editing the UTOC data and controlling the basic function of the MD unit. The card provides a one-way interface only for audio data, from PC to MD.

Mis-features: The display is big and bright, and can't really be dimmed effectively. Worse yet, a degree of the light in the display and on the power button still shines after the unit has been turned off. -A.A. Milne (poohbear@theriver.com)

Specs: MD: Freq. Resp. 20-20kHz +1/-3dB, Wow and flutter: +/- .001%, Amp: 50W+50W. Speakers: Bass reflex, 15cm (6 inch) with 2.5cm dome tweeter.

Links: Sharp's comprehensive page for this unit. Another Sharp English page for this unit. The Cerberus Internet Audio Player is being bundled with the Sharp MD-X8H Network Audio Hi-Fi System. Liquid Audio was showcasing a prototype system for the Sharp MD-X8 at Winter CES. A Malaysian review of the Sharp MD-X8 and mention of the unit in Popular Science. More general info, its price, spec and picture. Dave Bell posts a review of the Sharp MD-X8 bookshelf system.

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User Manual: MD-X8PC

Sharp MD-XL10

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Sharp MD-XL10MD mini-compo system
Intro: 6/1996

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Features: World's first MD->MD edit equipped unit.

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Sharp MD-X1

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Sharp MD-X1CD/MD mini-compo system
Intro: 9/1995

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Sharp MD-M1

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Sharp MD-M1MD bookshelf system
Intro: 9

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in: line
out: speakers, headphone
main: 160 x 240 x 300mm, 4.4 kg
speaker: 260 x 240 x 300mm, 1.8kg each

Features: Top load CD, Slot load MD. One-touch digital recording from CD to MD. 3-mode preprogrammed graphic equalizer. FM/AM synthesizer tuner with 40-station preset memory. 2-way speakers. Remote control.

Links: Sharp Japan's English page for this unit.

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User Manual: MD-M1

Sharp MD-M3

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Sharp MD-M3MD bookshelf system
Intro: 9
US$400
Availability:
in: digital, analog
out: analog
unit: 6 5/16"(W) x 9.5"(H) x 11 13/16(D)
speaker: 6 5/16"(W) x 9.5"(H) x 7 7/8"(D)

Features: CD to MD High Speed Dubbing (2x), MD player/recorder with full editing functions, Multi Function Fluorescent Display, AM/FM digital tuner with 40 station preset memory, CD to MD One Touch Synchro Dubbing System, X-Bass and 3-mode preset equalizer, 2-way Speaker System with removable grills, Full function remote control.

Links: Minidisco has information on this unit. Planet MiniDisc also has information on this unit. Ian McFarlane posts a review of the Sharp MD-M3, a CD/MD bookshelf system with 2X dubbing capability.

Specs: 16 watts per channel, Frequency Range: FM: 87.5 - 108 mHz, AM: 530-1720 kHz, 16 W min RMS per channel, 4 ohms from 80Hz to 20kHz with no more than 10% THD, AC 120V.

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User Manual: MD-M3

Sharp MD-X60

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Intro: 1

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User Manual: MD-X60

Sharp MD-X10

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Sharp MD-X10CD/MD mini-compo system
Intro: 1
¥56,000
Availability:
main unit: 215mm (W) x 162mm (H) x 342mm (D), speaker: 160mm (W) x 280mm (H) x 233.5mm (D)

Features: 2X CD to MD recording, Sound Enhancer, world band tuner.

Links: Sharp's Japanese press release for this unit. The T-Station has further information on this unit.

Specs: 12cm speakers, 50W.

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Sharp MD-M2

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Intro: 1

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User Manual: MD-M2

Sharp MD-C2

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Sharp MD-C2MD bookshelf system
Intro: 1
£280
Availability:
in: line
out: speakers, headphone
Main: 270 x 352 x 376mm, 8.6 kg
speaker: 220 x 350 x 260mm, 3.2kg each

Features: 3-MD, 3-CD, 1-cassette. Slot load CD, Slot load MD. One-touch digital recording from CD to MD. FM/AM synthesizer tuner with 40-station preset memory. Full-logic cassette. 5-mode preprogrammed graphic equalizer. 3-way speakers. Jog dial. Remote control.

Links: Sharp Japan's English page for this unit. Art Simon writes a review of the Sharp MD-C2.

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User Manual: MD-C2

Sharp MD-MX10

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Intro: 2

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User Manual: MD-MX10

Sharp MD-X3

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Intro: 2

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User Manual: MD-X3

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